Tribeca day

What a day! It began with the news that the latest issue of 3D Creative, this august compendium of CG goodness, had just appeared with a front-lit kitchen image from my Tribeca Loft series (see below) featured in its gallery section.

Ok, it isn’t a two-page spread, but still, this is pretty nice (click here for a free sample of the gallery section).

Then, a little out of the blue, came this:

Now, these are coveted distinctions, but both in one day? And that’s after Ronen Bekerman and Peter Guthrie made me the honour of featuring these images in their respective blogs. I’d better prepare for a long dry spell.

Which should leave me with some time to work on the Tribeca making-of I’ve been asked to do. More on this a little later. In the meantime, warm thanks to everyone who commented on the Evermotion thread. If you want to see more images from the Tribeca series, just click on the bottle of white wine below.

    • matt
    • February 3, 2011

    Congrats Bertrand 🙂
    Just can’t wait for the making-of !

  1. Congrats for all your works Bertrand !!!
    Hope to see a making of too !!

  2. Absolutly Gorgeous, so inspiring.
    My favourite interior scene i ve ever seen.
    Great modelling, perfect lighting and shading.

    (in french)
    Je crois savoir que tu parles francais, comment puis je te contacter?
    Les responsables de mon departement serait interesser a te rencontrer et te proposer qq chose (session de consultant …)
    N hesites pas a m ecrire.

    • Marco Capela
    • February 4, 2011

    congratulations! you deserve it!
    i think you are one of the great archi viz 3D artists of the moment

    • BBB3VIZ
    • February 5, 2011

    Thanks guys. Much appreciated. I hope to be ready with the tut in a few days, but I’m not sure when it will be published yet. Will keep you posted on this.

  3. How about this :D?

    Congratulation. hope to see you join our forum too:

  4. Great work man they finally gave it to you dunno why they waited sooo much… The past few works that you have done were top notch and all deserved the award! Keep it coming:)

    • Ivo Sucur
    • February 6, 2011

    Congratulations my friend!! Definitely well deserved award, and too bad that respectable magazine like 3DCreative didn’t include some more excellent stuff from you!!..


    • BBB3VIZ
    • February 7, 2011

    Thanks, friends. I hadn’t seen CGRecords, silly me. Another nice feather. Thanks, xxbinxx, for having me there. I’ll certainly join too.

  5. My Pleasure! hope to see your posting soon!

  6. SWEET!

  7. lots of respect to you man, your work is very inspiring and amazing!


  8. Hey B.

    Great news! You well deserve all these awards and recognition… as a matter of fact you have a new one coming your way in 1.. 2.. 3..

    Check my blog 🙂


    • kopengo
    • March 2, 2011


    really fantastic images! Can you tell me how you created the curtain, especially the wrinkles on the ground? I think with cloth modifier but for days now i am triying to reach similar results than yours but without success!
    Can you tell me about your settings and perhaps the process about creating your curtain? (a little tutorial would be so great!)
    Thank you very much!


    • Rudy
    • March 9, 2011

    Des images époustouflantes…. Modélisation parfaite, mise en scène superbe, rendu incroyable !!!

    Quelle image HDRI avez vous utilisé ?
    Quel est votre “setting” sur Vray ?

    Vous avez aussi de nombreux modèles sur Turbosquid ? Avez vous un pack pour l’ensemble ? et à quel prix ?



    • Lok
    • March 16, 2011

    Love your work! big FAN!!

  9. Bluffant !

  10. thanks……………….شکریہ…

    • AndryX86
    • May 14, 2011

    Hi Bertrand!!
    I’m a big fan of your works!!! They push me to learn more and more in cg!!!
    How it’s planned to come out the tribeca tut?? can’t wait to see it!!

  11. Hi Andryx86. Thanks. The tut is done. It will be published in June. I’ll post an announcement here in due course.

    • Jared
    • June 2, 2011

    Hi Bertrand
    First of all you work is a amazing and congrats for the selection of Exposé 9!!
    Would appreciate it if you could help me with my brushed stainless steel Ive been struggling for extremely long and look you got for you fridge and kitchen counter is amazing!Pls if you could and dnt mind to help out my email is would be much appreciated thx and take care

  12. Hi Jared. Thanks for your message. I can help, but it would help me if you were a bit more specific. What have you achieved so far and where are you hitting a brick wall. Alternatively, you could grab a copy of 3DCreative this June, which has a making-of, with a few pointers and explanations about the steel material.

    • Jared
    • June 2, 2011

    Ok kewl thx I will have to order now then..
    Well Ive tried everything from playing with brdf,even tried creating a blend material with a noise map to try and get a brushed effect but not happening..Have it in the bump now with ref gloss set to white at .8 and brdf to ward,Anisotropy to .6 and rotation too 90..It looks ok but not realism I wanting..Email me you add so I can forward you the image..Sorry again to bother you..
    Thx for the reply

  13. Hello. I admire your work. But to repeat illumination by means of HDRI at me it is impossible,
    Arise staining. Prompt please as it to correct and where to insert HDRI and what card you use for HDRI? I from Russia, ask to forgive for my bad English.

  14. Hi there. You must either put your HDR in a Vray DomeLight, or put it in the environment slot like you did but put Light Portals in front of your windows.

  15. Thanks. And I have thought that you didn’t use light sources as on pictures they aren’t present.
    I insert VrayHDRI in слот Enviroment (a key to the keyboard 8)? And before windows I put Vray Light?

  16. yes, but light portals, not normal light planes. there is also a direct light in the scene that serves as a sun.

  17. Thank you very much. I will try now

  18. Again I. And at me a problem. If I put VRayLight (PortalSky) behind a window outside inside it is a lot of noise and it is dark. If before a window, indoors that image from HDRI is projected in a location. What do I do not so? I ask a pardon for importunity

  19. Very very good work,
    you are the best!

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    • mitviz
    • February 23, 2015

    Hi bertrand i would like to know, in the making of the have posted here
    the multitexture map that you have doesn’t seem to have a texture in the slot, can you explain that map and how you used it. i am using multitexture also but i can’t see how your using it and it looks like you have a map in the slot but since your using the slate editor like i am i cant see the map

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